By Cathy Elelman • 05 August 2020 • 14:23
THE UD Almeria football club has been forced to suspend training after a second case of Covid-19 was detected this week.
An official statement from the second division side released on Tuesday said the individual had tested positive the day earlier, the result having coming up negative in the three tests they underwent last week.
Also that the infected person is in self-isolation at home and in good health.
The statement explains the club has activated the protocol established by Spain’s LaLiga football league and the CSD Upper Sports Council and decided to suspend training sessions until the results of fresh tests on the team members are known.
At the same time, the club is disinfecting all areas of the Mediterranean Games Stadium.
UD Almeria reported it had informed the health authorities, Almeria council’s sports board, the CSD, the RFEF Royal Spanish Football Federation and LaLiga, with which it is in “direct and continuous contact about the situation.”
The club also reported that the club member who tested positive for Covid-19 last week remains at home in quarantine, again in good health.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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